The only consistent thing about life is that it always changes. Nine months ago, I posted an update about how well my son has been going to school. Now, it feels like we're right back to preschool. Regressions are a hallmark of autism. Anything can bring them on. A growth spurt, a physical ailment, a … Continue reading Check In
Kraft Dinner in a Taco Shell (and Other Things I Never Thought I’d Cook)
Feeding kids is hard! Your child doesn't have to have a diagnosis for that to be true. As children grow, their nutrition needs, sensory needs, and need for independence all shift and change continuously. No gathering of moms would be complete without someone sharing a feeding struggle.
What Are Feeding Disorders?
A Feeding Disorder is different from an Eating Disorder, and also different from picky eating. It is common for individuals with special needs to have a Feeding Disorder on top of their primary diagnosis, and a little awareness can go a long way when you are interacting with these individuals and their families.
5 (More) Reasons Why Anne of Green Gables is Neurodivergent
I recently wrote a post called 15 Reasons Why Anne of Green Gables is Neurodivergent. I wrote it for fun one day after rereading the first few Anne of Green Gables novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery. As a special needs parent, I found so many parallels between Anne and my own children, as well as … Continue reading 5 (More) Reasons Why Anne of Green Gables is Neurodivergent
15 Reasons Why Anne of Green Gables is Neurodivergent
Specifically, I believe she would be diagnosed with ADHD if she were alive today (and, you know, not fictional). Sit back and smile with me as I give you some examples.
Books About Autism: Parent Memoirs
Here is the second installment of my "Books About Autism" series. Today's books are parent memoires. They are all written by parents of autistic children; describing their parenting journey and the emotional ups and downs that come along with it.
Leapfrog was so much more fun when I was five.
In Good Time
"All in good time" is a secret timeline that no one knows for certain, and only a few have the privilege of watching play out.
A Holiday Meal PSA
I had a wonderful intention of writing a few posts about special needs and eating; eating/feeding disorders; and what feeding therapy is; all in time for Christmas Dinner. I wanted to post it then because big family meals around holidays are a huge source of stress for special needs children and their parents, for neurodivergent … Continue reading A Holiday Meal PSA
An Autism Gift Guide
Regardless of your usual gift-buying habits, there may be one name still on your list that I can help with today: The autistic child in your life.